Treatment Tips

The Breast and GYN Health Project web site aims to provide a lot of useful information, including treatment tips for chemotherapy and radiation therapy.  BGHP offers a wide variety of services, all free of charge. Please refer to our web page on services for more information.

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In addition to helping people who are diagnosed with cancer, we also have resources for Caregivers and Families.  Here are a few w
ays support people can help people in treatment (without being asked!):

  • Provide rides to doctor appointments and treatment appointments - women undergoing radiation therapy often enjoy company
  • Offer to take notes at medical appointments
  • Provide child care - arrange play dates with other children, attend the children's events such as sport games and recitals, take the children for a sleepover, read to the children
  • Bring a movie once a week, return to pick it up
  • Prepare and deliver a meal or make meals, breads, cookies that can be frozen and used as needed
  • Offer to do the laundry
  • Offer to do the grocery shopping - help create the grocery list
  • Offer to mow the yard or do other yard work
  • Offer to handle the family's recycling
  • Offer to clean house, the bathrooms or the kitchen one day a week
  • Offer to take care of the animals, e.g., pet the cat, walk the dog
  • Deliver a gas card to the family, if appropriate
  • Deliver a gift certificate for a healing massage
  • Pay for dinner at a restaurant then baby-sit the children while the parents have an evening out together
  • Offer to make phone calls or send e-mails to update friends
  • Create tapes to listen to during treatment

Good Gifts

Gift certificates for laundry service, housecleaning, meals, groceries, videos, bath supplies, lotions. Certificate for massage or make-over.


Questions and Comments

For questions and comments about our treatment tips, please call us at (707) 825-8345.